senate Bill S7348

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Enacts the "surplus food to charitable organizations act"

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 referred to agriculture
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 22, 2018 advanced to third reading
Mar 21, 2018 2nd report cal.
Mar 20, 2018 1st report cal.670
Jan 09, 2018 referred to agriculture

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S7348 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 4-E §§71-aa - 71-dd, Ag & Mkts L

S7348 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "surplus food to charitable organizations act", to require supermarkets to make a reasonable effort to make surplus food available to charitable organizations providing food to the poor, needy and disadvantaged.

S7348 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7348 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7348

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ALCANTARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to enacting
  the "surplus food to charitable organizations act"

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Short title.  This act shall be known and may be  cited  as
the "surplus food to charitable organizations act".
  §  2. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new arti-
cle 4-E to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 4-E
              SURPLUS FOOD TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS ACT
SECTION 71-AA. DEFINITIONS.
        71-BB. DECLARATION OF POLICY.
        71-CC. AVAILABILITY.
        71-DD. CONSTRUCTION.
  § 71-AA. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:  1.  THE  TERM  "EXCESS
FOOD"  MEANS  FOOD  PRODUCTS THAT A SUPERMARKET HAS OFFERED FOR SALE FOR
HUMAN CONSUMPTION, WHICH IS STILL EDIBLE BUT WHICH SUCH  SUPERMARKET  IS
DISPOSING  OF  DUE  TO  DIMINISHING QUALITY STANDARDS OR APPEARANCE, THE
"BEST BY DATE" OR "USE BY DATE" LABELING DEADLINE HAS  PASSED,  SUPPLIES
ARE  OVERSTOCKED  OR  OTHER  SIMILAR  CONDITIONS.  EXCESS FOOD SHALL NOT
INCLUDE:  FRESH MILK, MEAT, FISH OR POULTRY; FOOD DAMAGED DUE TO  PESTS,
MOLD,  BACTERIA  OR  OTHER CONTAMINATION; FOOD DAMAGED BY STORAGE CONDI-
TIONS; AND ANY FOOD THAT IS SUBJECT TO GOVERNMENTAL OR PRODUCER  RECALL.
EXCESS  FOOD SHALL NOT INCLUDE ANY FOOD: RETURNED TO A SUPPLIER; DONATED
TO A QUALIFYING CHARITY; SOLD TO A  FOOD  REMARKETER,  A  RESTAURANT  OR
OTHER  PREPARER  OF  FOOD  FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION; OR SOLD TO A FARMER OR
OTHER PRODUCER.
  2. THE TERM "QUALIFYING CHARITY"  MEANS  A  RELIGIOUS,  CHARITABLE  OR
NOT-FOR-PROFIT  ORGANIZATION  THAT PROVIDES FOOD AT NO COST TO THE POOR,
NEEDY, DISADVANTAGED OR AT-RISK PERSONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO  A
FOOD  PANTRY,  FOOD  BANK,  SOUP KITCHEN OR COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATION
THAT PROVIDES FOOD AT NO COST TO SUCH PERSONS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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